Rory Wants To Know More

2F2E6376-55A1-42FB-99C4-CAC3918EE847Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, says, “We live in a questioning world so it’s hardly surprising that there are so many questions that are asked by people every day, week, and month is it?” He has decided to pile on and ask us yet a dozen more questions.

Do you think the music you personally listen to [as in your favorite artists over just generalized commercial listening] suits and reflects your true personality?

Yes it suits me. Otherwise why would would I listen to it? My favorite music is classic rock because I’m a classic guy who’s stuck in the 60s and 70s — and not just musically.

What’s your average ‘online screen time’ equate to per day in hours?

I’m ashamed to say that, according to my Screen Time tracker on my iPhone, it’s around eight hours a day!

Are you currently happy with your government’s management of your country?

Seriously, Rory? Have you ever read my blog?

How many actual “real people,” as opposed to virtual people, do you actually give a damn about and what happens to them?

For all intents and purposes, my circle of “real people” has shrunk down to my family. So not counting my community of WordPress bloggers, it’s probably around a dozen.

Quick!! No body’s watching!! What crazy thing would you do if nobody was watching which you can’t do normally because it embarasses you or is perhaps a little too naughty?

It gets so hot where I live now that I’d walk my dog in the nude. Well, I’d be nude, not my dog.

If you HAD to leave the country in a hurry and in a disguise – what have you done?

Got caught for indecent exposure while walking my dog in the nude.

What are some of the most adventurous or craziest/strangest or weirdest things you would like to do before you die?

At this point in my life — I’m an old fart — I’ve already done the most adventurous, craziest, weirdest, and strangest things I would care to do. So I think I’ll just live out the rest of my life in peace and quiet.

What is your opinion, or do you have any thoughts, on the whole virtual reality industry and the way it will soon become more of an acceptable way of life in the replacement of holidays, adventures, and or the workplace?

To be honest, I hadn’t given “virtual reality” a whole lotta thought. But since we’ve been cursed with Donald Trump and this COVID-19 pandemic, I’m thinking a virtual reality might be better than actual reality.

What do people always get wrong about you when first starting to get to know you?

They think I’m a nice guy.

What’s the strangest dream/nightmare you have ever had?

See this post.

What’s the most trouble you have ever been in?

When I got nabbed for stealing a chameleon from a pet store at a mall in high school.

What’s the worst date you’ve been on and why?

When I went on a date with a girl whose boyfriend, unbeknownst to me, was the leader of a street gang. Suffice it to say that the night ended with me in the emergency room having lost a few teeth and with a broken nose and a black eye. I guess it would have worse. I could have ended up in the morgue.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Puzzled

Mature Woman with Book and PenShe asked, “What’s a six letter word for astronomical alignment that starts with S?”

“Syzyrgy,” I responded.

“Spell it,” she said.


“Bullshit!” she said.

“Seriously,” I said. “Google it.”

(30 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt.D0C46B54-4E30-4B1D-9B5F-4E424EC276FD

SoCS — Make Up Your Mind

B0C04ADB-6AD7-45F7-8A58-78B7937A41B1For Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt today, Linda has given us the word “toss” and instructed us to use it any way we’d like.

I had a bit of a tough time trying to figure out what to write. It was a toss-up between writing a scathing post about Donald Trump or writing one about the many uses of the word “toss.” I asked my wife what she thought and she shrugged her shoulders and said something like, “It’s your goddam blog. I couldn’t care less.” Thanks for you help, sweetheart.

So I decided to toss a coin. As I was doing so, I began to wonder about where the idea of a toss-up came from. So I Googled it and found out that the expression comes from the habit people have of tossing a coin in order to make a choice between two things. If the coin is “heads” (the front side), we choose the first option; if the coin is “tails” (the back side), we choose the second option.

A coin toss can also be used as a way to solve a dispute before the matter escalates. It’s considered to be simple and unbiased, requires little effort, and it provides even odds (50/50) to both sides.

The coin toss is also used in some sports, such as in American Football, to decide which end of the field the teams will play to and/or which team gets the ball first.

And in these pandemic days, when my wife and I are trying to decide whether to call for pizza or Chinese delivery for dinner, we will often toss a coin.

8BBDDFE3-B8B8-44A7-B03C-BF74AB48A5C3And finally, last night I made the decision to not watch Donald Trump’s rally and speech in front of Mount Rushmore without having to resort to tossing a coin. Why not? Because every time I see or hear him, it makes me feel like I need to toss my cookies.8678E9AF-6E57-435F-9FC1-0A660DC1034COh, and one more thing. The phrase “toss-up” or “toss a coin” always brings this song to mind:

FOWC with Fandango — Penchant

FOWCWelcome to July 4, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “penchant.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check  to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.